Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Dragon_Lady Loving that 43 Things encourages me to accomplish more in my life!

keep negative people out of my life (read all 11 entries…)
Removed some folk from my social networks

I’ve noticed that I was getting more and more annoyed by some of the entries from acquaintances on some of the social networks that I belong to.

When I started thinking about it; I don’t really consider these people as friends – more as acquaintances. I really am not interested in knowing what they are up to; in fact, some of them repeatedly publish stuff that annoys me or outright squicks me in various fashions.

So I just decided to delete them from my so-called friends list. In most cases, I don’t even think these people will notice, as they seem to be “friend collectors” with over 500-1000+ “friends”.

Anyways, it seems to have already helped to lower my annoyance factor whenever I’ve been viewing my newsfeeds lately. So good riddance!!


utterlycorrupt concealing an incorruptible dream

i like the thinking on this one

i may not be the proud owner of any kind of optimistic attitude but certainly life is tough enough without those around you going out of their way to make every aspect of existence even more miserable than nature intended…i haven’t been on here in years, and aren’t you the lucky one who cheered me first? :) don’t mind me, i’m not nearly as vitriolic as that page might reflect—though i do love all the wonderful ways in which we’re able to use and manipulate words…actually gave up the internet for a couple years just because, honestly, there are better things to do…i won’t say it’s not incredibly useful, to say nothing of entertaining, but it’s easy to get to a point where technology and all that goes with it puts one on the shores of the island of the lotus eaters…obviously i can hypocritical, as i’m here now, and maybe or maybe not wasting time…anyway, i am quite aware of my flaws, i got this big parchment list of em that, if entirely unwound, might stretch all the way to (insert random distant town)and thanks for the cheers…

Dragon_Lady has gotten 9 cheers on this entry.


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